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Internet Purchase Exchange Signs Installed At Both Douglas County Sheriff’s Office Locations

NARRATIVE: DOUGLAS COUNTY, CO – In early 2015, the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office offered the parking lots of both of our law enforcement facilities, in Castle Rock and in Highlands Ranch, as a “safe haven” for making exchanges of items bought or sold on the internet. The transactions are not supervised by sheriff’s office staff, however we expect that designating the sheriff’s office as an exchange location this will be a deterrent for those who do not intend to complete the transaction as agreed.

The sheriff’s office has reserved four parking spaces at the Douglas County Justice Center, on the south west side of the parking lot, and two parking spaces at the Highlands Ranch Substation, directly across from the main entrance, as designated “Internet Purchase Exchange” locations. Although transactions continue to be the responsibility of the involved parties and the sheriff’s office will not supervise the transaction, the designated parking spaces are under video surveillance.

Sheriff Spurlock described the use of our parking lot as a “preventative measure to ensure there’s a safe place to allow buyers and sellers to conduct their business”.

The addresses for our law enforcement facilities are:


Douglas County Justice Center                                                          Highlands Ranch Sub Station

4000 Justice Way                                                                               9250 Zotos Drive

        Castle Rock, CO 80109                                                             Highlands Ranch, CO 80126

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